2 Project Assistants at Lutheran World Federation Uganda

LWF Uganda Program is looking for a qualified and experienced person to fill the following position:

Job Title: Project Assistant – Child Protection.

No. of Positions: Two (02).

Duty Stations: Lamwo (1) and Adjumani (1).

Reports to: Project Officer – Child Protection.

Starting Date: ASAP

Duration of Contract: 1 year contract (with possibility of extension).

Closing Date for Applications: 5th August 2021.

Job Summary:

Under the guidance of the Project Officer – Child Protection, the Project Assistant – Child Protection will provide grassroot case management support to children with specific needs through case identification, assessment, registration, documentation, Case planning, case plan implementation (including direct services, referrals and FTR), follow- up/monitoring, case closure and verification of the children in the system. The PA-CP will generate reports in different forms, share data/ information with respect to the information sharing protocol and assume the responsibilities given under the purpose in accordance with a well-defined framework of policies and procedures under immediate supervision.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Project planning, Implementation and Coordination

With support from the different CBCPS and community, identify children with different protection concerns and update the protection situation relating to UASC and vulnerable children in the assigned location of duty.

Conduct registration and assessment of children with protection concerns in regard to the BIP process to assess their risks and needs.

Develop a case plan for each case identified with support from the child, family and CPCs to help identify the services or support they would require.

Ensure timely implementation of case plan developed through direct (e.g. PFA, mediation, skills building and giving resources), indirect services and support through use of the referral pathway for other services and coordination multiple services through case conference.

Regularly follow-up and monitor children with protection concerns to assess progress and additional needs

Review and (where necessary) modifying plans in case of changes or persistence of risk of an individual child

Close the cases of UASC and vulnerable children following the evaluation (if the goals have been met and there are no new protection concerns).

Verify all the cases allocated to (child with BIA in the system) in the zone to confirm the presence of the child within the settlement.

Identify, document and keep record of all the foster parents and children in the alternative care arrangement in the respective Zones.

Actively participate and represent the organization at the zonal coordination meetings and other interagency activities in the Zones.

Conduct awareness session in the community on child rights and responsibilities, prevention and response services for children and referral mechanisms.

Work with community leaders and child protection committee to support children.

Link children and families to services providers with support of Case Management Supervisor.

Develop work plan, implement, monitor and evaluate child protection activities and provide timely activity/weekly reports to the Supervisor.

Technical and Capacity Building;

Report daily, weekly and monthly on cases of UASC and vulnerable children and progress against case plan through case forms, case conferences and urgent cases through note for file (within24 hours).

Conduct Comprehensive case management using ProGres V4

Maintain standards for child participation, including data confidentiality, filing and maintaining case history reports.

Support the Case Management Supervisor and Senior Child Protection officer in maintaining and updating the case management system.

Build the capacity of community-based structures (Incentive workers, Child Protection Committees, Block Leaders and foster parents) through mentorship and trainings to ensure that rights and welfare of children are maintained.

Provide support supervision to the Incentive workers and Child Protection Committees in the respective Zone.

Ensure dissemination of referral pathway within the community.

Strengthen the capacities of CBCPS through trainings, planning and feedback meetings on CP services and referral pathway.

Liaise and build capacities of CBFs in other sectors for a multi-sectorial CP response and effective monitoring of case by case progress.


Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Supervisor.

Education, Experience, Skills and Technical Competences:

The applicants for the Project Assistant - Child Protection job placement should hold a Bachelor's Degree in Social work and Social Administration, Social Sciences, Community Psychology, Development studies or any related fields. At least 2 years relevant experience in working with Children in emergency setting (case management).Competent skills in information management including MS Packages, ProGres V4, Survey CTO, Must have no history of violation of Children’s rights, Team player, excellent communication skills (verbal and written), as well as interpersonal & negotiation skills and Must possess a valid riding permit.

LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.  Female candidates possessing the above requirements are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted